Portable training paves a better future for SA’s unemployed

Unemployed members of a mining community in Steelpoort, Limpopo, have taken the first step towards becoming qualified artisans. This is after they completed Tjeka Training Matters’ basic instruction in brick paving that was provided in association with Train-the-Nation. It is just one of a number of construction-related short courses that this leading private Technical and Vocational Education and Training college provides as part of its portable skills training offering to the mining industry. These short…

Tjeka Training Matters and Roofing Academy have roof waterproofing and repair covered

Tjeka Training Matters, a leading provider of construction training, has partnered The Roofing Academy, the first to provide Construction Education & Training Authority (CETA)-accredited and South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)-registered waterproofing training. This training is being provided at The Roofing Academy’s state-of-the-art training facility in Roodepoort, Gauteng. “Tjeka Training Matters is always looking to partner likeminded participants in the construction industry. We believe that The Roofing Academy is playing a very important role in formalising…

Reskilling through quality portable skills training helps create sustainable mining communities

Leading mines continue to use Tjeka Training Matters’ innovative portable skills training solutions to quickly and efficiently equip communities located within their operational footprints with the basic skills that they need to secure employment or start their own businesses. They are also a very effective means of reskilling employees to minimise the impact of downscaling or closure of operations. Construction trades are also skills that mines can use in and around their operations by either…

Tjeka Training Matters revolutionises construction supervisory training at NQF Level 4 and Level 5

Construction Tenders are increasingly requiring evidence that Managers and Supervisors have completed the relevant National Qualifications. CVs of an experienced workforce alone are no longer accepted, although a large number of Construction Managers/Site Agents and Foremen have risen up the ranks in the construction industry because of the extensive experience they have gained in the workplace. Tjeka Leadership Academy’s distance learning programmes have enabled learners to accelerate the completion of their construction supervisory skills training…

All “cisterns” go for quality training in plumbing installations

Tjeka Training Matters’ quality training programmes have become an important channel for leading manufacturers and suppliers of materials, equipment and tools to introduce their products to up-and-coming artisans. In turn, this is helping to improve the quality of workmanship on building and civil-engineering construction projects. To further enhance the training experience for its learners, this leading private Technical and Vocational Education and Training college also recently partnered with Dutton Plastics Engineering, an injection moulding company…

Tjeka’s learners are as good as the tools they use

Individuals undergoing apprenticeship instruction at Tjeka Training Matters’ state-of-the-art training and trade testing facility in Randfontein receive hands-on mentorship from experienced built-environment professionals and learn with top-of-the-range equipment, tools and materials. To improve the learning experience, leading participants in the construction supply chain are also regularly invited to teach learners how to use their products correctly and safely. “Quality workmanship does not only rely on skills and experience. It is also very dependent on having…

Tjeka Training Matters, in association with Train-the- Nation,  and Lixil Africa take the plunge to provide unrivalled plumbing training

A group of 12 individuals recently completed 15 days of plumbing training at Tjeka Training Matters’ training and trade testing facility in Randfontein, Gauteng. As part of their learning journey, the individuals also received instruction from representatives of Lixil Africa, which owns leading Cobra, Grohe, Vaal Sanitaryware and Apex Valves brands. Frans Toua, Chief-Executive Officer of Tjeka Training Matters, says that Tjeka Training Matters invited Lixil Africa to assist in providing high quality plumbing training…

Construction training hits nail on the head in Steelpoort

Unemployed individuals from a community in Steelpoort, Limpopo, recently received training in finishing carpentry and roofing from Tjeka Training Matters. This is the first step taken by these young adults towards becoming professional carpenters. The community members now know how to manufacture and erect roof trusses, as well as install roof tiles and sheeting. They were also taught how to mount conventional home ceilings, cornices and skirtings, in addition to hanging doors. Undertaken on behalf…

Taking construction training to the next level

Learners who are completing training at Tjeka Training Matters have access to facilitators with extensive experience in various facets of civil-engineering construction and building, as well as the best and latest tools and equipment available in the market. This ensures that they are at the cutting-edge of industry practice when they are ready to work in the field. For example, renowned Upat SA tools are incorporated in all of Tjeka Training Matters’ Learnerships, Skills Paths…

Plumbing industry helps primary school repair vandalised ablution facilities

Leading participants in the South African plumbing industry recently responded to a call for assistance from Claremont Primary to repair its vandalised ablution facilities. The initiative was led by Dutton Plastics which, together with the help of the Institute of Plumbing South Africa, mobilised other companies to support this worthy cause. They included Tjeka Training Matters, Aquaffection, Lecico SA, Plumblink, Comap and Oatey. The initiative was initially planned to take place earlier in the year…

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